And now for….THE SCHOLARS!

Jonathan Swift -1667 -1745

Remember Gulliver’s Travels?

W,B. Yeats 1865-1939
How I love his poems, Lake Isle of Innisfree and The Stolen Child!
Oscar Wilde – 1854-1900

He wrote my favorite giant story ever- The Selfish Giant.

C.S. Lewis – 1898-1963

Thank you, Mr. Lewis, for the wonder of Narnia and Aslan!
Seamus Heaney -1939-2013

The beloved Nobel Laureate whose last words were
“Noli Timere” (Latin for Do not be afraid!) – which is really what all great stories tell us – that GOOD will triumph – and so, we do not need to fear!

And we have St. Patrick to thank for all these learned and beloved Irish scholars!